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Born in , Premchand learnt Urdu and Persian at the tender age of 7 years. Inked Dhanpat Rai, he wrote under the pen name, Nawab Rai, which was later. – Buy Kafan – Premchand book online at best prices in india on Read Kafan – Premchand book reviews & author details and more at . Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only.

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I think Premchand has the utmost respect for the dalits and he constantly brought out their plight through his writings. Munshi Premchand is a pioneer.

Different mindsets and with every mindset there is a different story. His works depict a rationalistic outlook, which views religious values as something that allows the powerful hypocrites to exploit the weak.

Kafan ( कफ़न )

Sometime they are presented mere as a thing of ridicule to make a thing of fun as Gheesu and Madhav are portrayed in the short story in The Shroud Kafan. It might be the translation that made this book utterly bland.

Story of a lazy duo of father and son, who doesn’t feel any responsible even when Son’s wife is dying in child birth and indulge in a very shameful act for spending the money in alcohol they begged for her cremation – really touching.

Either Dalits are missing altogether or if portrayed, their portrayal is not justified it is biased and lopsided. This short story first published by Jamia, in is a sharp critique on human selfishness.

Please read and you will be a changed person. But in any part of India and in any society a women in labour pain is not left alone, even if doctor or midwife are not available other women of neighbour or community helps her and support her. Feb 10, Nidhi rated it liked it.

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Kafan must be one of the best stories in not just in Hindi but world literature. I had a story of his for my Hindi paper in college, which had to do with office politics, if that premchannd included, or some story on those themes, the compilation could have been better.

“Kafan” (), by Premchand, translated by Frances W. Pritchett

Dalits are kafann the bottom pedestal of Hindu social hierarchy. He even not spared the death in childbirth, to make butt of fun. He is one of the most celebrated writers of the Indian subcontinent,and is regarded as one of the foremost Hindustani writers of the early twentieth century. To be poor is to be hungry without possible hope of food; to be sick without hope of medicine; to be tired and sleepy without a place to lay one’s head; to be naked without the hope of clothing; to be despised and comfortless.

I liked each and kafab story of it. It is sad to see the rich giving money for shroud when kafab wouldn’t show same charity by giving money for her medicine when she was alive. No trivia or quizzes yet.

Ocean Books P Ltd. Budhiya was still moaning and groaning. They were premdhand to see her; least other would eat the larger share from the potatoes they have. And in any case dead body would not left by with other people society, and all family members went to buy shroud. Apr 06, Sachin Kamboj rated it it was amazing.

Thirdly, It is very painful that in demeaning a community he author has forgetting the basic humanity, that no normal human being will sit idle and wait and wish his wife to die who in labour pain.

In fact, it is hard to judge them despite their atitude towards the dying and later dead wo “It is a strange ritual which requires a new shroud for one who never had sufficient cloth all her life. All these characters could be at one time accepted, but portraying them father and son indifferent when Budhia is in labour pain is very painful. Aug 31, Darshil rated it really liked it. This was the first Kaffan book I read and am definitely looking premchanc to more!


Premchand is not only one of the greatest story teller and novelist of world class, that he himself is a class in Hindi literature. Help Center Find new research papers in: Finally, they went to liquor shop, drank had premhand full of puries and other things.

Premchand is well known novelist and story writer of Urdu and Hindi. It seems biased in portraying them. Maslow also said that if the basic needs are not fulfilled the higher needs remains untouched forget about fulfilling them. Imagine times when wages were so low, the idle were hardly worse off than hard-working -the rich are probably more to blame.

Both are poor and belong to the community of Chamar [an untouchable community] and are lethargic, slothful, workshy and notorious. He can be raise from poverty and earn his livelihood comfortably if he belongs to higher caste. Uff this was awesome. Shamelessly they went to landlord Zamindar who gave them two rupees for cremation of dead body. Many of his works are translated into English and other Indian languages.

I find no other writer more expressive than him when it comes to bringing to the world the stark realities of life in poverty, racial discrimination and inequalities that prevailed in India years ago This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.